Maybe it’s because of election season, maybe it’s because I’ve been doing a lot of internet reading, but it sure seems like everyone has a lot to say. Talkity-talk talk.

And that’s coming from me, the girl writing for 31 days straight.

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All fingers point at me.

And also my big self.

I’m laughing now, laughing because we are all so incredibly, blessedly small. It’s hilarious. It isn’t that I want to stop talking or quit engaging in conversation or writing. Then what is it?

I stop, consider.

Surrender. That’s the word. I want to offer up my words before they even come out of my mouth. May we know when to speak, when to laugh, and when to keep silence.

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